Interview with God

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8

I dreamed I had an interview with God
“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.
“If you have the time,” I said.
God smiled. “My time is eternity;
What questions do you have to ask me?”

“What surprises you most about humankind…?”
And God answered:
“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
They forget the present, such that they live
In neither the present nor the future.
That they live as if they will never die,
And they die as if they had never lived….

“That they get bored with childhood – they rush
to grow up and then long to be children again.
That they lose their health to make money and then
Lose their money to restore their health.

God’s hands took mine and we were silent for a while
And then I asked….
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn?”

God replied with a smile:
“To learn that they cannot make anyone love them.
What they can do is to let themselves be loved.
To learn that what is most valuable is
NOT what they have in their lives,
but who they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare
themselves with others.
To learn that a rich person is
NOT the one who has the most.
but is the one who needs the least.
To learn that it is not always enough that
To be forgiven by others.
But that they must also forgive themselves.

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